A worker from the Pawleys Island Civic Club Child Development Center found a nearly-naked 3-year-old child wandering in the parking lot Tuesday morning.
The toddler — wearing a T-shirt and no pants or diaper — is not a student at the facility, so the worker called 911 and took him inside.
The man washed the child and placed him in a diaper and pants while a search of the area was taking place to find his parents.
The manager of the center found the child’s father on an adjacent street. He told deputies he placed the child in his bed to take a nap.
He said he then went into his own bedroom to take care of his other child when the 3-year-old unlocked the back door.
The man said the child only recently learned to unlock the door.
Deputies ran a background check and the man has no prior record, so the child was returned to his custody and no charges were filed.
Willie the goat shot dead
Someone shot a goat named Willie that belonged to a woman who lives on Earnhardt Lane off Kent Road Tuesday.
The owner said she was away from home for about 30 minutes when she received a call from someone telling her about the shooting.
The deputy who responded reported seeing three bullet holes in the head of the goat that were made by what appeared to be a small caliber bullet.
There are no confirmed suspects in the shooting.
Preteen receives sexual solicitation
A Pawleys Island woman says an unknown man has been calling her 12-year-old daughter trying to get her to meet him for sex.
The woman said she called the number and told the man who answered to never call her daughter again.
That did not stop him because he reportedly placed more than a dozen additional calls and texts to the child.
A deputy called the man and asked his name. The man said the officer did not have a right to ask that question.
When the deputy told the man why he was calling, the man hung up.
Additional calls made to the man by the officer were unanswered.
AHS teacher threatened
A female Andrews Elementary School teacher said she was in fear for her safety after a 15-year-old male student threatened her life Tuesday morning.
The teacher said two students were walking into the school together at the start of the day.
One was wearing headphones with music blaring.
She told the student to remove the headphones but she was ignored.
In an effort to get his name, she grabbed his student ID from his back pocket.
That is when the other student told the teacher “you’re dead. You’re dead. You don’t mess with my boy. Nobody messes with my boy,” the report states.
Another teacher witnessed the incident.
The student was arrested for threatening the life of a public official.
Woman swindled by painters
A 90-year-old woman from the 8300 block of Carvers Bay Road was swindled out of $700 by two men who were supposed to paint the metal roof on her shed.
The men came to her door Sept. 26 asking to be able to do the job.
They said they would charge $100 for labor and $25 for each can of paint that was used.
Once the job was supposedly finished, the woman was told she owed them $800.
The woman refused to pay that amount, so one of the men said the price would be reduced to $700.
The woman agreed to pay that amount because she thought the entire roof had been painted.
Because she has trouble walking, she could only see the front of the shed from her window.
After the men were paid and left, a relative of the woman stopped by and saw the roof on the back of the shed had not been painted.
They tried to stop payment on the check but it had already been cashed in Conway.
Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
— Compiled by Scott Harper
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